3564Re: 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - 12 April 1913 Dinapore, India
- Nov 5, 2008--- In email@example.com, David Millan
> A 1st cousin twice removed, Corporal David Simpkins No 310 died at
> Dinapore on 12 April 1913 of syncope, age 24 years 11 months
> 25 years 10 days, also I understand that syncope is fainting].In 1913 all soldiers in 1st (and 2nd) battalions would have been
> The informants on 15 April 1913 at Dinapore were Cr Sgt J Gilmour &
> Capt J C Scott, Adjutant.
> Can I assume that being in the 1st that David was a regular?
regulars. Territorials/ volunteers / militia did serve overseas in
the Boer War, but as far as I know this would not have happened in
> There doesn't seem to be much available at the National Archives forlocations/movements
> someone like David who wasn't in WWI and wasn't discharged & the
> regimental web sites don't have anything about the
> of the 1st in the past that I can see.I'm not very up on th Argylls, but ther should be a regimental
history which at would give the battalion's movements
>The censuses themselves are not 100% reliable, and if you have been
> He appears in the 1891 census in Edinburgh as a 3 year old in the
> family home but although his mother & 2 younger siblings are in the
> 1901 census there is no sign of him in Scotland or England. Might he
> have already enlisted?
working as I usually do from a transcription, errors also creep in at
Having said that, I think he could have enrolled as a band boy. Does
any one know what the minimum age was?
> Any suggestions or information please?
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